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Drive Innovation Beyond Borders


Our Vision

Inspire innovation and entrepreneurship to shape a more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous future.


Our Mission

The Asia-Pacific Youth Entrepreneurship Foundation (APYEF) is committed to building a cross-border startup ecosystem to cultivate and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs across the Asia-Pacific region.

Our Mandate and History

Founded in 2016, APYEF is entrusted with the responsibility of expanding global opportunities for young Canadian entrepreneurs and fostering their engagement with the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific market. On May 18, 2016, we celebrated the official inauguration of APYEF at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Montreal, and welcomed over 200 esteemed guests, including diplomats, government officials, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and representatives from startup communities. Furthermore, we had the privilege of receiving official congratulatory letters from the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland. 

Since its inception, APYEF has forged strategic partnerships with VCs, angel investors, incubators, accelerators, university entrepreneurship hubs, and startup communities across Canada, the United States, China, and Southeast Asia. We remain steadfast in our commitment to empower, support, and work together with the next generation of visionary founders in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Conference

Our Partners

Featured Startups

We are proud to bring startups to the global stage

FREDsense (Calgary)

Global Champion at She Loves Tech Startup Pitch Competition 2018

FREDsense combines biology and engineering to detect chemicals in industrial water. 


Past Event Speakers/Judges/Mentors

Distinguished investors, entrepreneurs and industry experts

Thank you! Past Event Sponsors

Event Sponsors



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